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Personalized CVD risk assessment by Lipoprint
There has been much confusion lately about the new cholesterol treatment recommendations for primary and secondary ASCVD risk management. Lipoprint Lipoprotein Subfractions Testing System creates clarity by providing more comprehensive analysis for more specific treatment. The new cholesterol treatment guidelines weigh heavily on non-lipid risk factors, raising concerns of under-treatment of some individuals that may be at risk and overtreatment of low risk individuals based on well established risk factors such as LDL-C, Apo B and new emerging lipid and lipoprotein risk factors such as Non-HDL cholesterol or the atherogenic small dense LDL subfractions.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) continues to be the leading cause of death in most of the developed countries and much of the developing world in spite of more risks awareness and increased treatment of individuals at risk. The role of lipids and lipoproteins in atherogenesis has been demonstrated by numerous studies but the methods for assessing CAD risk have continued to be the subject of much debate. Until recently, LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) was accepted as the primary target for CAD treatment.
The ACC/AHA Task Force released new guidelines in November 2013 along with a new CVD risk calculator based on data from randomized control trials. The risk calculator weighs heavily upon non-lipid risk factors reducing the role of LDL-C and other dyslipidemias as risk factors. This may result in often undiagnosed individuals at risk due to various forms of dyslipidemia in primary prevention.
Quantimetrix goes one step further to provide the clinician with personalized lipoprotein athergenic subfractions data for individual patient CVD risk assessment.
Lipoprint Test Characteristics
- Easy to interpret color coded profile
- Results available in less than 3 hours
- Fasting serum or EDTA plasma
- LDL subfractions cholesterol derived from total cholesterol assay
- Normal reference ranges derived from NCEP ATPIII guidelines
- Costs are reimbursable (CPT Code: 83701)*
*Reimbursable costs may vary. Please consult with the insurance provider for their specific guidelines.